The OMI OPD also provides prompt adult vaccination services for inpatient as well as outpatient, as an emergency measure, or electively, as advised by the consultants. Only fresh and properly stored vaccines are administered as an ethical practice. The usual vaccines are available in-house, while special vaccines can be urgently arranged through the pharmacy.

Vaccination for Coronavirus

The OMI Hospital is glad to facilitate you in getting vaccinated for COVID-19. The GAM-COVID-19 (Sputnik-V) vaccination has been granted permission by the DRAP, in line with the Government policy. The product is distributed by AGP Pharmaceuticals Limited under a registered price. As a facilitation center, we do not carry any liability regarding the effect of this vaccine.

We wish to enlighten you about the vaccine before you opt for this vaccination. The vaccination is prepared by Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Moscow, Russia. It is a latrogenic recumbent advenusive vector vaccine (IRAVV), which means the following:

  • It doesn’t contain COVID-19 virus and cannot cause COVID-19
  • It consists of two doses given 14 to 21 days apart. Each dose has a different adenovirus which is a earner vector (r Ad 26 and r Ad 5) that determines SARS-CoV-2 given to the person’s body, whose immune system will be activated, allowing the T–Cell to recognise it and defend itself when the actual COVID-19 exposure occurs
  • The adenovirus in the vaccine cannot reproduce and cause disease in the body
  • The following symptoms may occur after the vaccination. They are usually of mild intensity and may continue for approx. 2 days and are amenable to systemic treatment. The symptoms include local pain, redness or swelling at vaccination site, muscle pain, headaches, weakness, fever & chills, joint pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and dizziness. Rarely an anaphylaxis reaction may occur which is a serious adverse effect, with inflammation and respiratory diseases
  • You are requested to wait between 15-30 minutes for observation of development of any symptoms, which if occur, you are requested to inform to the COVID-19 medical staff. If no symptoms occur, you are free to leave
  • Please record your medical history accurately, e.g., if you ever have had a severe allergic reaction before any vaccination or medication
  • People who are advised not to take the vaccine, are patients who are with immune suppressed or an oral systemic steroid therapy, patients with acute febrile illness, or who are currently unwell or with recent COVID-19 sickness. The long haul COVID-19 group can be vaccinated unless recent deterioration or severe debility has occurred
  • Pregnant and lactating mothers should not get the vaccine